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- Kansas City Royals Sports Betting Promos & Bonuses
- Kansas City Royals Betting Preview
- 2022 Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
- Kansas City Royals Futures Betting Odds
- Standings Data
- Kansas City Royals Betting News, Picks & Predictions
- Offseason Transactions
- Offensive Stats
- Pitching Stats
- Positives & Negatives
- Kansas City Royals Pick & Prediction: Under 74.5
Kansas City Royals Betting Preview
The Kansas City Royals failed to make the playoffs last season, finishing just under the 75-win mark on the season. They performed right up to their BaseRuns record expectations, and will look to improve upon their 74-88 mark this time around. The question is whether or not the Royals can do that when considering that they did not make a huge effort to improve their roster over the course of the offseason.
2022 Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
Kansas City Royals Futures Betting Odds
|BaseRuns Run Differential||-67 (4.67/5.08)||-16 (4.35/4.62)|
|Record in One-Run Games||21-19||8-9|
Kansas City Royals Betting News, Picks & Predictions
Key Additions: Zack Greinke
Key Departures: None
The Royals struggled last season and are likely to continue to do so given that they did not give a lot of attention to their roster in the offseason. Bringing Zack Greinke back after his stint in Houston is going to be interesting for them, but likely not enough to move the needle significantly. The Royals have a bottom-six payroll in the league, which can be pointed to as the major cause of their roster inferiority right now.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Batting Average (BA)||.249 (T-6th)||.244 (16th)|
|On-Base Percentage (OBP)||.306 (25th)||.309 (27th)|
|Slugging Percentage (SLG)||.396 (T-23rd)||.402 (19th)|
|Weighted On-Base Avg (wOBA)||.304 (25th)||.308 (20th)|
|Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)||89 (25th)||91 (21st)|
|Batting Avg on Balls In Play (BABIP)||.292 (15th)||.297 (13th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||21.0% (28th)||24.0% (17th)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||7.0% (30th)||7.8% (26th)|
The Royals hit for average proficiently last season, with Whit Merrifield finishing top-five in hits once again for them. Salvador Perez led the league in home runs and runs batted in last year, but the Royals were still in that bottom-10 group of teams that failed to score 700 runs on the season. Without any meaningful upgrades made to their lineup, Perez and Merrifield’s effectiveness likely will not be enough to bring the Royals to any sort of relevance offensively.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Earned Run Average (ERA)||4.64 (21st)||4.30 (12th)|
|Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||4.39 (20th)||4.50 (18th)|
|Adj. Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP)||4.52 (23rd)||4.47 (15th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||21.9% (T-20th)||23.2% (18th)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||9.6% (T-25th)||9.4% (16th)|
|Left On Base Percentage (LOB%)||70.3% (T-23rd)||73.9% (12th)|
The pitching situation for the Royals is not great either, as they were a bottom-10 team in most statistical categories. Greinke’s return could prompt some improvements, though he is not quite the ace that he once was. Either way, even a slight improvement would be considered a win for the Royals pitching staff, as they only made one move to try and fix things.
Positives & Negatives
The positives and negatives for the Royals are largely unchanged from a season ago, by virtue of them doing very little to change their roster. Merrifield and Perez are going to continue to do what they do offensively, but that likely will not be enough for the Royals to improve much given how good both of them were last year. Greinke will help the pitching staff somewhat, but this team largely is what it was in 2021.
Kansas City Royals Pick & Prediction: Under 74.5
Given that the Royals did not make many changes last year, the improvement of some of the teams around them should drag their win total down. Minnesota is way better than it was a year ago, and the Royals should finish in last place in the AL Central as a result. Take the under on the Kansas City win total as a result.